With more than 140 years since a book of this nature has been published, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and Bryan A. Garner have released their influential book on deriving the meaning of authoritative texts: Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts, published by Thomson Reuters.

Scalia and Garner provide readers a challenge to think differently about the law and guide through the text what they consider the most important principles of constitutional, statutory, and contractual interpretation.

The book explores many of the most controversial issues in modern jurisprudence, such as: Which is more important, thespirit of the law or the letter of the law? Why is strict construction a bad thing? What is the true doctrine of “originalism”? How old is the doctrine and what are its limits?

Read the full press release here, and find the text available from the West StoreAmazon.com, and Barnes & Noble.

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